you know that mosquitoes are the most deadly animal on earth?! They
claim more lives every year than sharks, snakes, dogs, crocodiles,
lions, and humans combined. Mosquitoes have shaped world history by influencing the outcome of wars,
and the success of colonization attempts. They still influence daily life in many parts of the world.
Mosquito-borne diseases include Malaria, Yellow Fever, Chikungunya,
Dengue, West Nile virus, Zika virus and many more. Thanks to mosquito
control, vaccinations, and continued research, many of these diseases
are rare in the United States. Other diseases we are still learning about
and fighting to keep from spreading throughout the mosquito season.
Seeing the impact of mosquito control on public health, in 1923 Utah
third state in the nation to adopt mosquito control legislation (Utah
Code 17B-2a Part 7). Despite news coverage on Zika virus, West Nile
virus continues to
be our main focus here in Utah.
To learn more about mosquitoes, please select the Education tab at the top of the page.
Our Mission Statement
To safeguard the health, welfare and comfort of the public by
controlling mosquitoes and black flies, with an emphasis on safety,
high standards, environmental awareness, cost efficiency,
responsibility and leadership.
Learn more about What We Do under the Services tab at the top of the page.
South Salt Lake Valley
Mosquito Abatement was organized as an independant local government
district on June 7, 1952. We currently have a 15 member Board of
Trustees comprised of representatives from each municipality within the
District and a County at Large person to oversee District
operations. Like other local service districts, we are governed by Utah
Code 17B and receive all of our operating funds through annual property
We have a handful of full time staff that work year round and a few
dozen seasonal employees that work during the mosquito season on
various crews abating mosquitoes throughout the District.
Learn more about what we do under the Services tab at the top of the page.
Our District services most
Lake County including the cities and towns of Alta, Bluffdale,
Heights, Draper, Herriman, Holladay, part of Kearns, Midvale, Millcreek,
Riverton, Sandy, South Jordan, South Salt Lake, Taylorsville, West
Jordan, part of West Valley, and White City. Please refer to the map
below for boundaries between our District and other Districts.